January 7, 2014 |
Eagles fans know how an Andy Reid news conference goes after a loss - especially a complete and utter disaster, such as the Kansas City Chiefs' blowing a 28-point lead to fall, 45-44, to the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-card game on Saturday. Ahem. It's on him. He has to do a better job of putting his players in better position to win. Time's yours. This painful loss, though, brought in a new wrinkle - stunned silence. "Sometimes the game speaks for itself, so you don't have to say a whole lot," he told reporters during their time on Saturday.
December 2, 2013 |
ANTHONY DAVIS missed his first six shots for the New Orleans Pelicans, but he was still the most impactful player on the court. The former No. 1 pick might not have been doing much offensively, but he had Dikembe Mutumbo-like intimidation going on at the defensive end. Whenever there was a drive to the lane by a 76ers player, it usually resulted in an attempted kickout (which was often intercepted) a double-pump travel, or a shot attempt that ended getting swatted by the Kentucky product.
December 1, 2013 |
The horn sounded midway through Friday's third quarter and Sixers head coach Brett Brown ambled onto the court with a clipboard in one hand and a dry-erase marker in the other. His rookie point guard, Michael Carter-Williams, had just completed one of his game-high five turnovers. And like many of those before, New Orleans cashed it in for fastbreak points to power to a 121-105 victory. Brown gathered his assistants for the early seconds of his timeout before huddling his players around the clipboard.
November 18, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - It was a simple question. One that Jrue Holiday quickly answered. Before Saturday's game against the 76ers, the New Orleans Pelicans point guard was asked how long it took to get over being traded by the Sixers on draft night. "You want me to be honest?" Holiday said. "I'd probably say a couple minutes. I love my teammates over there. But they named off [Pelicans players] Eric Gordon, Anthony Davis, at the time there was Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith. " The 23-year-old already had relationships through basketball with Gordon, Smith, and Davis.
September 8, 2013 |
The Ursinus football team opened with a 28-20 victory over the College of New Jersey in Collegeville on Friday night. The Bears' Kyle Adkins (Archbishop Wood) picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown that tied the game, 7-7, and swung momentum. Ursinus then scored three straight TDs before holding off the Lions. Bears quarterback Chris Curran (Ocean City) completed 13 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Christopher Spellman (Bishop Eustace) connected on 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
July 25, 2013
NERLENS NOEL Position: Center How he got here: Picked No. 6 by New Orleans, traded to Sixers with 2014 protected first-round pick for Jrue Holiday and 2013 second-round pick (42nd overall). Height, Weight: 6-11, 219 Age: 19 Birthdate: April 10, 1994 High school: Tilton (N.H.) High College: Kentucky Class: Freshman 2012-13 season: Limited to 24 games after suffering a left torn ACL on Feb. 12, but led the country in blocked shots (4.4) and topped the SEC in rebounding (9.5)
May 15, 2013 |
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers guard and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA all-rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team. Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection out of Syracuse University in last year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland's Damian Lillard, the league's rookie of the year, Washington's Bradley Beal, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Golden State's Harrison Barnes.
April 12, 2013 |
NATE ROBINSON scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York, 118-111, in overtime Thursday and end the Knicks' 13-game run. Robinson came up big down the stretch, scoring eight points in the extra period. Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long streak for the second time in about a 2-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game run - the second-longest in NBA history - on March 27. Carmelo Anthony made two free throws with 14 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime, but things unraveled for the Knicks in the extra session, when they were outscored, 13-6.
March 5, 2013 |
CARMELO ANTHONY tripped, stumbled and fell. The New York Knicks picked themselves up and won without him. Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points, J.R. Smith added 18 and the Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit and the loss of Anthony, their All-Star forward who went out with a knee injury in the first half, to beat the Cavaliers, 102-97, on Monday night and end a 10-game losing streak in Cleveland. The Knicks trailed 52-30 in the second quarter when Anthony got twisted up after catching a pass near midcourt and dropped to the floor.
January 16, 2013 |
On Tuesday, the 76ers began a stretch in which they will play 11 of their next 12 games at home against a mix of some of the best and worst teams in the league. There are six games against losing teams (New Orleans, Toronto, Washington, Sacramento, Orlando, and Charlotte) that before Tuesday's games had a combined record of 68-153. They are even worse on the road (24-83). Washington, just 1-15 away from the Verizon Center this season, is the worst. The other group (San Antonio, New York, Memphis, and the Los Angeles Clippers)